electricity market info
Electrical energy production is one of the inescapable needs of every developed country and one of the most polluting. The biggest problem is that electricity cannot be stored, and therefore must produce at the same time it is consumed.
Although there are other ways of producing electricity in industrial production is based on a single technology: can we turn a turbine connected to a generator. But to move the turbine requires a primary energy source. There are two basic ways to produce electricity, hydro power and thermal power.
Hydroelectric production consists of passing large amounts of water at high pressure through a turbine. Is a technology that requires a major intervention in space, because you need large quantities of water dam and have significant slopes? Has the advantage that it is a renewable primary energy and produces no emissions into the atmosphere. However, the precise conditions are not everywhere, so the total production depends on terrain and rainfall conditions. In addition, his great contribution is the impound of water produces significant changes in the environment, and adjusts the next ecosystem. Technological advances in improving the efficiency of the turbines, allowing the creation of micro, which requires much less infrastructure. Currently a small hydroelectric plant does not need more infrastructure than the old water mills. Thus, the landscape of the riverbanks, villages and cities, is filled with this mini.
Thermoelectric production involves passing hot air under pressure through a turbine. The hot air is obtained by boiling water and this water there are two technologies the burning and nuclear fission. The central hot water is called burning power plants. Can use four types of fuel bastard, oil, gas or befoul.
1. – The burning of coal is expensive, efficient and highly polluting. In addition to the CO2 emitted into the atmosphere other very harmful compounds such as sulfur. Is a non-renewable fossil resource.
2. – The burning of oil is expensive, very effective and very clean. Generates a lot of CO2 that is released into the atmosphere. The oil that is burned in power needs to be refined, so that there is an intermediate industrial process also consumes energy and produces pollution. Is a non-renewable fossil resource.
CTAER Foundation (Advanced Technological Center for Renewable Energy) has presented the first course of Specialization in Energy Information “The Power of Communication”, an initiative aimed at students and communication professionals, “and any related discipline” as well described in the syllabus, to provide “a real prospect of changes in the energy system.”
In the words of President CTAER, Professor of Thermodynamics, and Valerian Ruiz Hernandez: “Now, the key is communication. You need good communicators who understand well the complexity of the energy system and disclosed clearly to society of the problem, and solutions, that is. “
The Faculty of Communication Sciences at the University of Seville, from 25 to 29 October will be the place where more than 16 professionals in the field, from science, politics, business and communication (see attached) are make an appointment to pool knowledge and analysis of media reporting on the most important issues of energy: climate change solutions and the depletion of fossil fuels, energy systems in Spain and the world electricity market operation (the premiums to renewable the electricity bill …) fuel system performance, renewable energy technologies and new research, among other topics.
The syllabus also includes two activities outside the classroom, the first is a practical lesson on the bench in the Secular Superior de Ungenerous de Seville, where the station is known as solar radiation and concentration technologies Mar solar revolutionary moment: the parabolic dish sterling engine. The second will be a guided tour of the Platform Secular in Salutary la Mayor (Seville) for in situ how the technologies for exploitation of renewable energy resources are an industrial reality that puts Spain at the international forefront, offering great opportunities for economic and labor.
Along with CTAER Foundation collaborated on this course, the National Association of Solar Thermal Power Industry, Protermosolar, and Thermodynamics Research Group and Renewable Energy at the University of Seville.